Tag Archives: Family

The power of women’s friendships: Do people really still devalue it?

TweetThis weekend, it seemed all of my lady friends on Facebook were linking to this piece by Emily Rapp. It’s a lovingly-rendered tribute to the older mentors who’ve shaped her and the current friends who’ve saved her–and a┬ábeautiful articulation of the power of female friendship. Recently I overheard a man say at a yoga class, [...]
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Is marriage finally obsolete? Let’s hope so.

TweetCue the hand-wringing on this one: Just over half of all adult Americans, 51 percent, are currently married, according to an analysis of U.S. census data by the Pew Research Center. The center predicts that, if current trends continue, the share of currently married adults will fall below half within a few years. In 1960, [...]
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Fight for equality by embracing the awkwardness this Thanksgiving

Tweet With Thanksgiving approaching, GLAAD is encouraging LGBTQ folks to talk openly about their lives and partners at the family dinner table–even if that makes Aunt Betty feel a little awkward. And us straight people can do our part by talking about why we support LGBTQ equality. A GLAAD study found that four out of [...]
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Familiy ties: immigration, deportation and child welfare

TweetMany of you might be aware that the recent rates of detention and deportation have been alarmingly high. Many immigrant families are being broken apart. A new report from the Applied Research Center gets into an important question: What happens to the children of parents who are detained or deported? What happens to these families? [...]
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Michael Irvin poses shirtless for equality in Out Magazine

Tweet Michael Irvin, the former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, has posed for the cover of Out Magazine to show his support for equality. In the feature interview, he addresses equality, women, football, masculinity, and religion. Aside from his football skills (he is in the Hall of Fame and, along with Emmit Smith and Troy Aikman, [...]
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